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Black Bear Diner

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2605 Hilltop Drive, Redding, CA 96003
+1 530-221-7600
06:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 06:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 06:00 - 00:00
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food is great and plenty of it. Staff friendly and knowledge of food wonderful. Eat there and prices are great!

Thank Donna D
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105 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

This is truly your classic American diner! The menu is full of choices and breakfast is served all day! The service is fast and the waitresses are very helpful and personable. My wife loved her Chinese cabbage salad and I had a huge taco salad! This is our first time at Black Bear and when we're back up north, we'll... More 

Thank Michael A
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64 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

The last time I went here with my family, we were treated horribly. When we ordered our dessert pies, the waitress told my mom that they were out with an attitude and when we got up to pay minutes later, there were dozens of pies including the kind she ordered in the case!! We do not like being lied to!... More 

Thank Meghan K
San Diego, California
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82 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Went here with family the day after Christmas. This was our first time here. It was a good wait till we got a table but it was worth it. They were extremely bust that day. Although the place was packed and very busy - the staff was very good. The food portions are very large - so be prepared. The... More 

Thank Dave B
Newhall, California
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

My son & I went to the Redding Black Bear Diner for dinner, as we have been to this chain before. The food quality & service is always very good and I have never been disappointed. The special was Prime Rib and it was perfectly cooked to order. The green beans are not usually my favorite, but they were very... More 

Thank John G
Turlock, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

Black Bear Diner is an amazing restaurant with delicious comfort food. Went here for Christmas Day lunch with my family and the meal was great. We had the choice of turkey, ham, or prime rid with stuffing, mashed potatoes, corn bread, cranberry sauce, green beans, and bread pudding. The portions were large and the food was well-made. The service was... More 

Thank michelineg1992
Los Angeles, California
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

Great stop for the family. Good restaurant for a quick bite or an night on the town. Frequent visitor Redding California and south I-5 to Los Los Angelus area. Always a nice treat for refeshing stop or a night out.

Thank N2113ENalanh
Redding, California
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

Huge portions, great selection, good prices, even the vegetables are cooked to perfection. I am a devoted fan of their prime rib special and the smaller appetite menu for those who want a taste of a more popular entree but do not have the appetite for it.

Thank jimjcarl
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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105 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

Our first visit to this delicious northwest chain was a great introduction. The restaurant is done up in fun black-bear-based décor, with touches of nostalgic old-timey newspapers on the placemats and elsewhere, all combining for a fun effect (there is also a gift shop for interested bear aficionados). The staff made us very welcome – our waitress was not only... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

The black bear has several locations we have found in California, the one on commerce Blvd in Rohnert park is awesome, when they bring out your order, your thinking probably won't be alot, but man we're we wrong. There is always so much food we always have to have a to go box. All of the staff are over friendly... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 00:00
06:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2605 Hilltop Drive, Redding, CA 96003
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Redding
  • Phone Number: +1 530-221-7600

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?